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Titles (6)

Popular Titles

Assisted Suicide bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997

Short Titles as Reported to House

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997

Short Titles as Introduced

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To clarify Federal law with respect to restricting the use of Federal funds in support of assisted suicide.


Actions Overview (13)

Date Actions Overview
04/30/1997Became Public Law No: 105-12. (TXT | PDF)
04/30/1997Signed by President.
04/18/1997Presented to President.
04/16/1997Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99-0. Record Vote No: 44.
04/10/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 16 (Roll no. 75).
04/08/1997Committee on International Relations discharged.
04/08/1997Committee on Resources discharged.
04/08/1997Committee on Government Reform discharged.
04/08/1997Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
04/08/1997Committee on Judiciary discharged.
04/08/1997Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
04/08/1997Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 105-46, Part I.
03/11/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (45)

Date Chamber All Actions
04/30/1997Became Public Law No: 105-12. (TXT | PDF)
04/30/1997Signed by President.
04/18/1997HousePresented to President.
04/17/1997SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/16/1997SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99-0. Record Vote No: 44.
04/16/1997SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3249-3266)
04/10/1997SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
04/10/1997-11:36amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/10/1997-11:36amHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 16 (Roll no. 75).
04/10/1997-10:29amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
04/10/1997-10:29amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1397-1405)
04/10/1997-10:29amHouseMr. Bliley moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/08/1997HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 32.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on International Relations discharged.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on Resources discharged.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on Government Reform discharged.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on Judiciary discharged.
04/08/1997HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on International Relations Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on Resources Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on Government Reform Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on Judiciary Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseHouse Committee on Ways and Means Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 8, 1997.
04/08/1997HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 105-46, Part I.
03/20/1997HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 45 - 2.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
03/20/1997HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
03/19/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
03/18/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health
03/18/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health
03/17/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
03/13/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment
03/13/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment
03/11/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House International Relations
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Resources
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Government Reform
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Education and the Workforce
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Judiciary
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Ways and Means
03/11/1997HouseReferred to House Commerce
03/11/1997HouseReferred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Education and the Workforce, Government Reform and Oversight, Resources, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/11/1997HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E431)
03/11/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (118)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bliley, Tom [R-VA-7]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Christensen, Jon [R-NE-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9]* 03/11/1997
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 03/11/1997
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 03/11/1997
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Pappas, Michael [R-NJ-12]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Parker, Mike [R-MS-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Paxon, Bill [R-NY-27]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Smith, Linda [R-WA-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Snowbarger, Vince [R-KS-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 03/11/1997
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 03/20/1997
Rep. Ensign, John [R-NV-1] 03/20/1997
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 03/20/1997
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 03/20/1997
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 03/20/1997
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 03/20/1997
Rep. Klug, Scott L. [R-WI-2] 03/20/1997
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 03/20/1997
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 03/20/1997
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 03/20/1997
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 03/20/1997
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 03/20/1997
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4] 03/20/1997
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 03/20/1997
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 03/20/1997

Committees (7)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce03/11/1997 Referred to
03/20/1997 Markup by
04/08/1997 Reported by H. Rept. 105-46
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment03/11/1997 Referred to
03/13/1997 Markup by
03/13/1997 Reported by
House Ways and Means03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health03/17/1997 Referred to
03/18/1997 Markup by
03/18/1997 Reported by
House Judiciary03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from
House Education and the Workforce03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from
House Government Reform and Oversight03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from
House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Human Resources03/19/1997 Referred to
House Resources03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from
House International Relations03/11/1997 Referred to
04/08/1997 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (3)

There are 3 summaries for H.R.1003. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (04/10/1997)

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997 - Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to provide or pay for any health care item or service or health benefit coverage for the purpose of causing, or assisting to cause, the death of any individual. Sets forth a nonexclusive list of programs, facilities, and personnel to which the prohibition applies, including under Social Security Act titles V (Maternal and Child Health Services), XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), and XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services), the Public Health Service Act, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and provisions of Federal law relating to Federal employees, the military health care system, veterans medical care, Peace Corps volunteers, and Federal prisoners.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) causing or assisting in suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing; (2) compelling any person or entity to provide or fund any item, benefit, program, or service for such purpose; or (3) asserting or advocating a legal right to cause or assist such actions. Sets forth a nonexclusive list of programs to which the prohibition applies, including under specified provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1986, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Legal Services Corporation Act.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for any item or service for the purpose of causing or assisting in the suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing of any individual.

Declares that, for this Act, references to appropriated funds include funds appropriated to the District of Columbia under specified provisions of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act.

Declares that this Act supersedes other Federal laws except to the extent such laws specifically supersede this Act.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants and contracts (emphasizing palliative medicine) for: (1) research and projects to reduce the rate of suicide among persons with disabilities or terminal or chronic illness; and (2) demonstration projects to reduce restrictions on access to hospice programs or fund home health care services, community living arrangements, and attendant care services.